U.S. Housing Starts Rise; Producer Prices Climb

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Builders broke ground on 613,000 U.S. single-family houses at an annual rate last month, the most since July 2008 and up 0.8 percent from December’s 608,000, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. Separately, the producer-price index climbed 0.2 percent in January after a 0.3 percent drop in December, according to the Labor Department. Michael McKee and Deirdre Bolton report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop."

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10:04 - Michael Every, head of financial markets research for Asia at Rabobank, discusses the Bank of Japan's policy moves, why they're not working and what he says needs to happen. He speaks to Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat on "Asia Edge." (Source: Bloomberg)
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